I noticed that I rely on colors in the bash terminal a lot, as in git output, diffs, directory and file listings… It gets worse when using vim - I feel lost without the cozy syntax highlight guidance.
Time to stop using output colors for a week whether in shell, git, or vim, and use only plain text with no fancy colors. Set git config –global color.ui false and don’t use –color flags in shell. Also, set syntax off and set a simple color scheme for vim.
What can I gain from all this? It will definitely reduce my productivity for a few days. However, I have a hint of an idea that changing the visual code representation will give me new insight on what I am currently writing.
Check back in a week to see how it went!